French Journalist Released in Colombia

first_img French journalist Romeo Langlois, detained by the Colombian FARC in April, arrived at the location for his release, in a hamlet in the jungles of Caquetá (South), on May 30, apparently in good health, AFP confirmed. Wearing a gray shirt and black pants, the journalist arrived by car at 1:30 p.m. local time (6:30 p.m. GMT), spoke to the press surrounded by guerrillas, and was shortly turned over to a humanitarian commission that expected him on site. “Other than having been detained for a month when I was wounded, everything else has gone very well. I can’t complain,” Langlois said in his initial statements to the media at the location, stating that he was never tied up during his slightly more than a month of captivity. “They always treated me as a guest (…) they were always respectful,” he added. Langlois fell into the hands of the FARC on April 28, when the Military patrol with which he was travelling for a story on anti-drug operations was attacked by guerrillas in Caquetá. Four Military personnel died in the clash, and the journalist was wounded in one arm, after which he is believed to have surrendered to the guerrillas. “I didn’t need this experience to get to know the Colombian conflict or the guerrilla group. I’m convinced that it’s necessary to continue covering this conflict. There’s been a lot of politics around my case, from many sides. It seems sad to me that they need to detain people to get people to come to this area,” he also declared. Minutes after entering the town in which he was released, Langlois began filming, using a small video camera. The humanitarian mission, made up of former Colombian senator Piedad Córdoba, French government envoy Jean-Baptiste Chauvin, and delegates from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), arrived in the hamlet of San Isidro around 11:00 a.m. (4:00 p.m. GMT) on May 30. Since the early morning, numerous guerrillas, including several women, wearing impeccable olive-green uniforms and rubber boots and armed with rifles, roamed the streets. On his arrival in San Isidro, Chauvin stated that “the French government’s desire is that Langlois be able to reunite with his family members as soon as possible and return to his work as a journalist.” Two weeks earlier, the FARC had announced its intention to unilaterally turn him over to a humanitarian mission. By Dialogo May 31, 2012last_img read more

FBI issues Wi-Fi warning for travelers & hosts of holiday guests

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The FBI issued a warning for holiday travelers not to use public Wi-Fi while on the road, and for hosts to protect private Wi-Fi when entertaining guests, this holiday season because of cybersecurity concerns.The FBI’s suggestions published on its “Tech Tuesday” post this week included the following:Do not allow your phone, computer, tablet or other devices to auto-connect to a free wireless network while you are away from home. “This is an open invitation for bad actors to access your device. They then can load malware, steal your passwords and PINs, or even take remote control of your contacts and camera.”If you do need to connect to a public hotspot – such as at an airport or hotel – make sure to confirm the name of the network and the exact login procedures. “Your goal is to avoid accidentally connecting to a fraudster’s Wi-Fi that they are trying to make look legit.” continue reading »last_img read more

Republic travel without Tipp’s Long

first_imgTonight sees the first leg of the first of this week’s playoffs, with Norway playing host to Hungary. Kick off in Oslo is at 7.45. Captain Robbie Keane, Daryl Murphy and Kevin Doyle are Martin O’Neill’s options up front, after Tipperary’s Shane Long was ruled out of tomorrow’s game. The squad will train this evening at Bilino Polje in Zenica and Keane says it’s a squad who are quietly confident. Meanwhilelast_img

Buhari Salutes Golden Eaglets on Victory over Ecuador

first_imgGolden Eaglets won the match with two late goals to leave the final scoreline at 3-2 in top of the table clash against Ecuador. The feat guaranteed Nigeria’s qualification into the knock out phase with a game to spare in the.President Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja yesterday said: “The fact that the youngsters never gave up, and turned the table against their opponents, is a lesson in persistence and resilience.”The president recommended the can-do spirit displayed by the young boys to Nigerians, urging them to display such in all areas of endeavor, and in national development.While wishing the Eaglets well in their final group match against Australia, which may well be a formality, Buhari pledged government support to the boys as they strive to win the Under-17 World Cup yet again, thus confirming Nigeria’s position as a global power at the cadet level.The win against the South Americans leave Nigeria clear at the top of the Group B table and will face Australia tomorrow in the final match of the phase.Aside the win on Tuesday, another talking point of the match was the first hat trick of the on going tournament by match hero, Ibrahim Said,Not only has Said become the leading scorer at Brazil 2019, he has put Nigeria ahead of other countries regarding the number of hat trick stars in the history of the tournament.He is the sixth Nigerian to score three goals or more in a match after that of Phillip Osondu in a 3-2 defeat of Bolivia on July 14, 1987 at Jeux Canada Games Stadium, Saint John’s New Foundland in Canada.That of Nwankwo Kanu followed 26 years ago when the lanky footballer scored three of the goals in the 8-0 defeat of Canada on August 22, 1993 in Japan.Femi Opabunmi also scored three goals in a 5-1 defeat of Australia on March 23, 2001 in Trinidad & Tobago.The fourth Nigerian to score a hat trick in the competition was Kelechi Iheanacho who netted four times against Mexico in 2013.He is one of the only three players to have scored four goals in an U17 World Cup match.The other two are David of Spain in a match against New Zealand in 1997 and Colombia’s Carlos Hidalgo in the match against Finland in 2003.Victor Osimhen became Nigeria’s fifth player to score a hat trick when he found the net three times in a 6-0 defeat of Australia in a Round of 16 match in 2015.Nigerian Hat Trick Scorers at U17 World Cup1. Phillip Osondu – 3 goals; Nigeria 3-2 Bolivia; July 14, 19872. Nwankwo Kanu – 3 goals; Nigeria 8-0 Canada; Aug 22, 19933. Femi Opabunmi – 3 goals; Nigeria 5-1 Australia; Sep 23, 20014. Kelechi Iheanacho – 4 goals; Nigeria 6-1 Mexico; Oct 19, 20135. Victor Osimhen – 3 goals; Nigeria 6-0AustraliaOct 28, 20156. Ibrahim Said – 3 goals; Nigeria 3-2 Ecuador; Oct. 29, 2019Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Golden Eaglets FIFA U-17 WORLD CUPFemi SolajaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets in their second match of the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in Brazil on Tuesday.last_img read more